Hot August Night is your neighborhood block party on water. Hundreds of waterfront and easement residents and their friends gather on the Northeast arm of the main lake for a concert every year. This year’s event is set for Saturday, August 8. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Buoy lines open at 5:00 p.m. with enough lines to accommodate 125 boats. The rest of the attendees will have to drop anchor.
2. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. on the stage at Pat and Pam Kearney’s home.
3. The Beatniks return for this year’s performance. Playing tunes that are instantly familiar from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, they get the crowd rocking (and dancing too on a floating dance floor).
4. Bring food and drink to share. It’s a neighborly gathering with folks boat hopping and swimming while they eat, drink, and enjoy the live music.
5. Bring your own transportation (paddle board, kayak) to get to and from the port-a-potties. The Lake Corporation will not be operating its taxi service this year.
6. Plan on getting hooked. Our oldest daughter went to her first about three years ago. She convinced her brother and his buddy to join her last year. They’re all returning for this year’s bash and now consider it a standing date like the 4th of July and Christmas.
There’s lots to enjoy living in Lake Oswego. My blog tries to introduce you to that. I’d love to do that in person. If you’re interested in living here or changing neighborhoods if you already call Lake Oswego home, give me a call at 503.939.9801.